Weather Updates

Best place for a third airport is northwest Indiana, not Peotone

Updated: November 21, 2013 6:33AM

Build the Chicago area’s third airport just over the border in Indiana near Gary or Hammond. That’s the solution to the metropolitan area’s airport problem.

The State of Indiana would get funds for workers and provide jobs to maintain the airport. Many of the workers would come from Illinois anyway, thus spending their paychecks in Illinois. This would strengthen both states’ economies. People traveling to this airport would most likely be coming to Chicago, for business and tourism, spending money in Chicago.

A Peotone airport is way too far for people coming to or from Chicago unless a high-speed monorail were included.

John Orlowski, New Lenox

Obama should use Obamacare

I would think that President Barack Obama and his family would be the first in line to sign up for Obamacare. Imagine the photo op: the president and first lady signing up for Obamacare and waving to the legions of adoring reporters who are gushing and choking back their emotions at the sight of the president ushering in a brave new world of service to humanity through cheap health care. Right behind the president and first lady would be all the senators and congressmen who fought this noble battle for cheap health care for all who are in need. But none of this happened. The President won’t be partaking in his namesake health law and neither will any members of Congress or the unions. If Obamacare is so great, why don’t they use it? It’s as if the president were a bridge builder and at the opening ceremonies of his new bridge he refused to be the first to walk across. It wouldn’t give me a lot of confidence in the bridge builder.

Mike Simon, Glen Ellyn

© 2014 Sun-Times Media, LLC. All rights reserved. This material may not be copied or distributed without permission. For more information about reprints and permissions, visit To order a reprint of this article, click here.